Rep. Richard Baker

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 6th District, Republican

Baker, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district from 1987 to 2008.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Baker sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Baker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Commerce (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Law (11%) Emergency Management (9%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Baker’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Jan 2008, Baker missed 693 of 12,283 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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